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WORKPLACE BULLYING

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Workplace bullying can be quite common and difficult to deal with. Bullying at work can take the form of physical, social or psychological intimidation. Examples include threatening behaviour, sexual harassment, verbal abuse, exclusion, psychological harassment, being given pointless or impossible tasks, deliberately making work difficult for you and withholding information necessary to get your work […]

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BULLYING

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Bullying is defined as the tendency of individuals or groups to use persistent aggressive or unreasonable behavior against an individual. It can take different forms including physical, verbal, cyber, social and mental bullying. There is a common misbelief that the victim of bullying somehow brings bullying on themselves. Some victims wrongly believe that if they […]

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MINDFUL LIVING

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In recent years we have been hearing much about the benefits of Mindfulness and living mindfully. Put simply mindfulness is “Bringing our attention to what is happening in the present moment”. The goal of mindfulness is to live life more fully and to appreciate the moments of our lives that pass by all too easily. […]

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SELF ESTEEM IN CHILDREN

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  Last week we looked at the many ways we can raise our self-esteem and begin to feel better about ourselves. We also identified how these patterns of low self-esteem can start very early in life – and thus it makes sense that we think about developing and promoting self-esteem in childhood. Parents and caregivers […]

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Self-esteem is determined by how much we value ourselves, and tends to develop from early childhood right into our adult years. Healthy self-esteem is maintained when we achieve a good balance between feeling capable while also feeling loved. Self-judgement or the judgement of others can trigger low self-esteem. Negative self-talk such as ‘I’m no good’, […]

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DEALING WITH DEPRESSION III

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When we are feeling depressed, we can experience our feeling state like a sink that is blocked with no outlet. Our reactions to events and unwelcome thoughts seem to go round and round, rather than just flowing through our mind. Tubridy and Corry describe depression as a natural response to life’s experiences – and maintain […]

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Thoughts are constantly streaming through our minds which in turn can impact on how we feel and how we behave. These thoughts can be friendly positive thoughts or hostile, critical and negative ones. It makes sense therefore that we would try to reduce the negative ones as much as possible. Just as we wouldn’t allow […]

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DEALING WITH DEPRESSION

In their book, ‘Depression, an emotion not a disease’, Tubridy and Corry describe depression as an emotional state in which one is overwhelmed by feelings ranging from hopelessness to despair and desolation. Many people feeling this way believe that nothing they do can make a difference, which in turn makes change very difficult. However, by […]

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